Next month the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold a hearing into how British children were shipped abroad to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia ( now Zimbabwe) where they were subject to appalling physical and sexual abuse.
One of the people who has submitted evidence to the British inquiry has already raised issues about his treatment at one of these homes, Fairbridge Farm School,New South Wales in Australia.
David Hill was interviewed by the Guardian last year in Australia and tells a horrific story of a place where people were poorly educated and fed,brutally treated and some sexually abused. He went out with his brother in 1959 from Eastbourne in Sussex.
He has been one of the people who eventually prospered becoming chairman and managing director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (more...)